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Week in Herndon

Click It or Ticket Begins

<bt>The Herndon Police Department is once again supporting both the "Click It or Ticket" campaign and the "Buckle Up" program. The purpose of the programs is to ensure people wear their seat belts while in a motor vehicle and that children are secured in child-safety seats. Enhanced enforcement will begin Nov. 18 and continue through Dec. 1. Citizens requesting car safety seat checks can contact SPO R.A. Galpin, 703-435-6881 ext. 512.

<sh>Backyard Birds

<bt>The Herndon Historical Society presents a program by Susan Lilly, the town's naturalist, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Herndon Train Depot at Lynn and Station streets. Lilly will talk about Herndon's backyard birds, how to identify them, how to attract, what to feed them and how to maintain a healthy habitat. For more information, contact Chuck Mauro at 703-787-9879 or cmauro10@aol.com.

<sh>Festival Planning Committee

<bt>The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the first meeting of the Herndon Festival 2004 planning committee Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers conference room. Anyone wishing to take part in the planning is invited. The festival is scheduled for June 3-6, 2004 and will be part of the yearlong commemoration of the town's 125th anniversary. For more information, contact the Herndon Community Center at 703-435-6868.

<sh>Community Charrette

<bt>A community charrette on the design of the Runnymede Park Nature Center and other park improvements will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., at the Herndon Town Council Chambers, 777 Lynn St. The charrette, organized through the town's Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Works, is a public meeting in which consultants will present conceptual plans for the improvements. There will be three possible nature center designs. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on the alternatives. A second charrette will be held early February as the plans progress. For more information, contact the project manager, Dana Singer at the Department of Public Works, 703-435-6800 ext. 2074 or director of parks and Recreation, Art Anselene, 703-435-6865.

<sh>Festival Entertainment

<bt>The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers interested in reviewing recommendations to the lineup of entertainers for the Herndon Festival 2004. The subcommittee would meet once or twice to consider possible performers and make suggestions to the festival's executive committee.

For more information, call 703-435-6800, ext. 2120.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Board of Zoning Appeals. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Saturday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m.

Turkey Trot 5 K race. Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave.

Saturday, Nov. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Herndon Lights up the Holidays. Worldgate Center.

Monday, Nov. 24-Friday, Nov. 28

Leaf collection, south of bike trail.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council regular session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Thursday, Nov. 27

Town offices closed.

Friday, Nov. 28

Town offices closed; Community Center open, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission public hearing. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Tuesday, Dec. 2. 7:30 p.m.

Town Council work session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.